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WHUT Awarded American Graduate Community Service Grant…

Posted August 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

…To Help Washington, DC Improve Youth Outcomes. Washington, DC August 27, 2014) — WHUT has been awarded an American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Washington, DC improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate […]

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Education

Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted November 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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See our American Graduate Day 2015 Local Partners and Get Involved!

Posted October 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Fishing School  The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities. Words Beats & Life  Words […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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Education

Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted June 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – LearnServe International

Posted April 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT has captured the stories of American Graduate Champions in the DC area who make extra efforts to ensure youth are on the path to success.  Read more about this weeks featured champion here. LearnServe International equips high school students from diverse backgrounds with the entrepreneurial vision, tenacity, confidence, and leadership skills needed to tackle social challenges at home […]

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Education

Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted September 26, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Hope Harrod

Posted May 23, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Hope Harrod is a teacher at John Burroughs Elementary School. On the 2012 DC CAS, 24 percent of students in Ms. Harrod’s class moved up one proficiency level in math and 40 percent of students moved up one proficiency level in reading. Burroughs, at the school level, also made tremendous gains, jumping 16 percentage points […]

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Business & Money

What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted January 22, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Latin American Youth Center

Posted May 2, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. Since 1968, LAYC has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. LAYC offers […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Harriet Frost

Posted May 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former librarian for Banneker Senior high School and historian teaching students about the history Idella Carrier of Rosewood. Idella Carrier after fleeing the atrocities which occurred at Rosewood, moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosewood families are the only families who have received reparations from a state government in the United States.  We seek to […]

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Eric Hillard

Posted June 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Eric Hillard is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Third Annual Graduation Pathways Summit

Posted November 4, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

You’re invited to the third annual Graduation Pathways Summit, the yearly convening hosted by Raise DC’s Graduation Pathways Project, which will be held Monday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Gallaudet University. Driven by the philosophy that there is more than one path to graduation, the Summit will be an opportunity for schools, education […]

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Education

Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted October 25, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Posted 10.23.01 by NOVA Like a tiny, ever-alert judge seated inside your head, your brain is constantly making decisions about evidence brought to it by way of your senses, to give you as clear an understanding as possible of what you’re seeing, feeling, tasting, etc. Sometimes you can catch your brain trying to, well, make up […]

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SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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Community

American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted March 27, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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Community

The 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners

Posted June 18, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 30th. More than 100 children, parents, teachers, principals and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring! WHUT’s 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Adelyn Kennard 2nd – Niara Nandi […]

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